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These irresistible apple recipes are the best ways to use this crisp fruit! There’s something for everyone, from salad to apple pie.

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Got apples? Here’s a collection of deliciously fun apple recipes for using this popular super fruit! There’s all the standards like apple pie, apple crisp, and applesauce. But there are so many more creative ways to use apples in your cooking. Throw them into salads, roast them with cauliflower, or add them to pancakes or smoothies for a healthy breakfast.

The sky is the limit with apples, so let’s get started! Want to browse by type? Try Apple Breakfast Recipes or Apple Dessert Recipes.

And now…our top apple recipes!

Other apple recipe ideas

Did see something you liked? Here are some other ideas for serving apples:

  • Compote, jelly, jam or chutney
  • Strudel or dumplings: see these top Apple Desserts
  • With chicken or pork
  • Waldorf salad

Apple nutrition facts

Apples are full of nutrients! Here’s a quick breakdown of apple nutrition info and facts (Source: Healthline):

  • Apples are full of fiber and water: 1 apple has 4 grams of fiber or about 15% of your daily needs
  • They are a good source of vitamin C: 1 apple has about 14% of your daily needs
  • Apples contain pectin, a type of fiber that acts as a prebiotic and helps with gut health
  • Raw apples clean your teeth and massage your gums!
  • Most of the nutrients in apples are in the skin, so you should eat the skin as much as possible.

How to store apples

Here’s what to know about storing apples to make in these apple recipes!

  • Store at room temperature for ripening.
  • Store ripe apples in the refrigerator for several weeks in the fruit drawer. To slow down the dehydration, cover with a loosely closed or perforated plastic bag.
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Apple Cobbler

25 Tasty Apple Recipes

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
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This apple cobbler recipe is easy and cozy! A biscuit-meets-sugar-cookie topping covers a sweetly-spiced fruit layer.


  • 6 cups peeled and sliced crisp tart apples (2 pounds; about 4 large or 6 medium)*
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, plus 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • ½ cup granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for sprinkling
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Make the filling: Peel and slice the apples. In a medium bowl, mix them with the brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, lemon juice and lemon zest. Then pour the filling into a round 9-inch pie pan, 9 x 9 inch baking dish or 7 x 11 baking dish.
  3. Make the topping: Meanwhile, in another large bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the melted butter, egg yolk, and vanilla extract and stir until it forms crumbles (you may need to help with your hands, but resist the urge to mix too much). Place the pieces onto the apples. Sprinkle with the 1 tablespoon granulated sugar.
  4. Bake: Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the top is evenly golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Cool for about 30 minutes, then serve. You can leave it out on the counter for up to 1 day (covered, at night). After 1 day, refrigerate any leftovers. It also freezes well for several months in a sealed container; reheat it in a 350°F oven until bubbly and the topping is crisp.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Reena Bansal says:

    This was a great comfort food during quarantine. I had less flavorful apples so I added 1/2 tsp of ginger and some lemon zest and it tasted terrific!